LR3 and Vision & Voice.

In Lightroom & Workflow, News & Stuff, Photographs & Photoshopping, Resources, Vision & Voice, Workflow & Technical Issues by David29 Comments

Last night, under cover of darkness, Adobe rolled out Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3. And there was much rejoicing. It was fun to watch people quietly realize it had been released, order it and begin to play with the new features. For the first time in my life I was on the inside of a secret little club, complete with NDAs …

Oh, and Another Thing.

In Lightroom & Workflow, Photographs & Photoshopping, Thoughts & Theory, Tutorials &Technique by David6 Comments

In a follow up to yesterday’s post about exposure and the histogram, I thought I’d highlight a couple things. I had a question in the comments asking whether Nikon had a similar metering mode to centre-weighted average, they do. I just don’t know the name of it. But that’s the thing – it doesn’t matter. Pick the metering mode that …

Go Back To Oz

In Books, Images, Influences, News & Stuff, Photographs & Photoshopping by David3 Comments

One of my favourite how-to books is Vincent Versace’s excellent Welcome To Oz, A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop. (For the book go HERE, for the DVD series, look HERE. ) It’s unlike anything else out there and was a real eye-opener for me. If you’re not familiar with it, or with Vincent Versace, I suggest you …

From Darkroom To Lightroom (via Photoshop)

In Lightroom & Workflow, Photographs & Photoshopping, Rants and Sermons, Thoughts & Theory by David6 Comments

I wrote this more as a confession than anything else. Like a meditation. If you’re allergic to the stream-of-consciousness, touchy-feely stuff, move along. There is nothing for you here and you’re likely to break into a rash. The rest of you might resonate with this. Or not… I used to love the darkroom. The actual, physical, red-lights and chemicals type …

Monday Headlines, etc.

In Books, Lightroom & Workflow, News & Stuff, Photographs & Photoshopping, Thoughts & Theory by David0 Comments

Moose Blogs A Piece of Paper Sometimes ya just shoot nothing good, but that’s part of the process. Read this, from Moose Peterson’s blog. Chase Jarvis Renounces Light Meters Chase has a good post on forsaking the old hand-held light meter. Here’s the wisdom: But one thing is for sure: don’t ever confuse all the silly little gadgets and the …